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Old 11-10-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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I have a non-GFCI outlet in my kitchen that I would like to replace with a GFCI outlet. The current non-GFCI outlet is wired to a light switch in the same box on the same circuit. The instructions that came with the GFCI outlet don't illustrate how to connect with this type of configuration. Could anyone please help provide me with proper wiring for the GFCI outlet? I've included a diagram of the current setup. Thanks very much in advance!!!


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It gets wired the same way as your picture shows, just don't use the 'LOAD' side terminals of the GFCI.

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blacks and whites both to the line side of the GFI ... leave the yellow tape alone ...
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So I should wire nut both black and both white wires to the LINE side of the GFCI?

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So I should wire nut both black and both white wires to the LINE side of the GFCI?

Thanks for the quick response!
It will probably make it easier if you pigtail the splice, but it's not required.
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Will do! Thank you!
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So I should wire nut both black and both white wires to the LINE side of the GFCI?

Thanks for the quick response!

Yes .. GFI's have the good back wire for 2 wires each ...

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